Saturday, October 6, 2012

Weekly Roundup - October 6, 2012

I can't believe another week has just flown by.  This weekend I'm getting a chance to go camping with my wife and I've been looking forward to it for a while.  It'll be even nicer that a cold front will be moving in over the weekend getting some fall weather down in our neck of the woods.  Here's some interesting posts from my fellow bloggers from this week.

Covered Call Strategy in my Traditional IRA Update - My Journey to Millions highlighted how his covered calls have worked out for him.  I know a lot of people aren't comfortable with options but I like them especially put options because it's another way to put in a limit order.

September 2012 Monthly Expenses - FI Fighter recapped the month of September.  I really like the rental income and hope to be able to get a rental property myself within the next few years.


Dividend Income Update - September 2012 - Dividend Mantra had a fantastic month for dividends receiving over $350 in September.  He's now on pace to surpass his goal of $2,000 in dividends for the year and by a pretty large margin.  Congrats DM!

Choosing a Dividend Aristocrat - Dividend Ninja had a guest post by Investing Ninja about his eBook that compiles the dividend dates for the dividend aristocrats.  I've run into the same problem that he did with not being able to find the data in one centralized source.  This could be very useful for those that want more evenness in their dividend payments.

How much is enough? - The Stoic Investor had a great post that I think everyone needs to find.  Just how much is enough.  He focuses on reaching the point where you don't crave and yearn for more and more things.  We should all be so lucky to be content with what we have and not have any more wants.

Stock Thoughts: CMI vs CAT - Dividend Growth Machine compared two industrial equipment heavyweights.  He concluded that CMI currently represents a better investment for him, mainly due to the large amounts of debt at CAT and the future growth prospects with CMI natural gas engines.

4 comments:

  1. PIP,

    Thanks for the mention.

    Glad to see all of us dividend growth investors are having a fantastic 2012 in terms of progress, passive income generation and buying value.

    May our success continue into as we wind down the year!

    Best wishes.

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    1. 2012 has been amazing. I know that I've made a whole lot of progress towards FI. The last quarter will hopefully bring some more great buying opportunities.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Thanks for the mention. I hope you have a great time camping this weekend!

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    1. No problem DGM! Camping was awesome. The weather was perfect the whole time. We couldn't have picked a better weekend to go. We're hoping to be able to get to go more often because it's a cheap and fun getaway. Sometime hopefully next spring we'll get a chance to go for some primitive hike-in camping.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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